Found March 28, 2013 on
‘After the season-ending loss to Robert Morris, a few select players said in the post-game interviews they would be back at Kentucky next season. Most notably, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress both said they are definitely not ready for the NBA. Willie Cauley-Stein mentioned the same notion, and tweeted a countdown to Big Blue Madness after getting word that Julius Randle was coming to UK.
If any of those three players were to jump, Cauley-Stein would be the one to do so. The draft stock in Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin has plummeted since the loss at Robert Morris to close the season. Both players are still projected first round pics, but neither player is nowhere near the draft lottery. It’s still very possible that one or two could leave, but highly unlikely that all three of them enter the draft. As for Cauley-Stein, he may be giving us a clue with his new Twitter name and what he has been tweeting lately:
As you can see, he has changed his Twitter username from WCS15TimeFor9 to TrillWill15. It’s a subtle change, but it could mean a lot. Plus, the idea of being an 18 to 19 year old millionaire is probably a hard one to get out of your head. I selfishly hope that he does return to improve his game and make next year’s squad even deeper, but I don’t know his situation or what his family may need. The timing of these gestures and tweets are also telling. John Calipari has met with both Hawkins and Wiggins in the past 72 hours. With an overloaded roster, Calipari has to know a couple of guys are leaving for him to want to bring two more guys in the program. Best of luck to him on his decision.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With the rumblings of Dominque Hawkins committing to UK tomorrow, I would make a bet that John Calipari has spoke with his team and knows who will be staying, and who will be going. Huntington Prep did a McDonald’s send-off for Andrew Wiggins from 11-12 today. John Calipari was expected to meet Wiggins shortly after the festivities concluded. If I had a guess, I would say the meeting...
Kentucky head coach John Calipari has had quite a fall from grace over the past year. He was on top of the world just twelve months ago after winning a National Championship with one of the best college basketball teams in the last decade.
The 2012-13 season was a different story. With the number one recruiting class in the country, Calipari and Kentucky were mediocre at best during...
Could Kentucky’s historic recruiting class possibly be getting even better?
The Wildcats have already landed the nation’s No. 3 ranked (ESPN) recruit (Julius Randle), the No. 5 recruit (Andrew Harrison), the No. 6 recruit (James Young), the No. 7 recruit (Aaron Harrison), the No. 11 recruit (Dakari Johnson), and the No. 18 recruit (Marcus Lee). Now, UK might be in the lead for...
On Wednesday, ESPN Analyst Chad Ford discussed Kentucky’s NBA Draft prospects with the Lexington Herald Leader. Despite John Calipari being a very familiar face during the past few years, he may only show up one time for this year’s edition. Calipari had had a grand total of 15 draft picks in the last 3 years, but Nerlens Noel could be one-and-done for Kentucky on draft night...
Score: No. 2 Kentucky 84, No. 7 Dayton 70
Star(s): UK: A’dia Mathies 34 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl. UD: Andrea Hoover 22 Pts, 6 Reb.
Story: Kentucky rallies past Dayton to move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
In the first half, the Wildcats and the Flyers were in a tight back-and-forth match-up until UK took off with a 14-0 run. The Cats took a nine point lead...